Saturday 15 October 2011

Zine & Ephemera Giveaway

Hi Guys

100 follower giveaway! Wahoo! Well a little while ago, before 100 followers point, I mentioned I wanted to do a giveaway with a handbound creative writing prompt journal and hinted at a reason. Well first I thought I'd tie up that loose end and say what the reason was (well actually still is) - I have signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and AEDM (Art Every Day Month) in November.

My theory for taking on both of these daily challenges in one month is that after I've pulled my hair out trying to make my daily word count on the novel I can turn to art to soothe me (that's what I'm telling myself anyhow, don't ruin my disillusion lol). On top of this I want to blog everyday, which will be more posts in one month than I have done in the whole of my life lol but I want to keep a personal 'achievement diary' so it'll just be a picture of my creation and a daily word count. Still I'll probably stumble at some point so if anyone else is doing either of these challenges please shout out so I can follow you/buddy-up.

However, with everything going on in my life at the moment (thanks to everyone who gave kind words re: my grandma in the last post) I simply don't have the time I need to make up, organise & print out all the pages to make the writing journal - let alone create the video on the creative writing exercise I said would go with it - so that'll have to wait till sometime after November. So what is in this giveaway instead is my new zine, Creative Juice:

I think it's more fitting than the writing prompt journal anyhow, as although it does contain a creative writing exercise, it is not restricted to that, and has creativity in all kinds of aspects within it. It also includes materials on some of the pages to fulfil the activities, if you want to check out more details click the listing here.

Also included in the giveaway is some vintage ephemera. Regular readers will know I am addicted to ephemera, and one of my favourite treasures to find is collectable card books (originally given away with cigarettes or tea):

I find the books and if incomplete I find and fill with the remaining cards and recently I had enough to fill a duplicate book, so I thought I'd offer it in the giveaway, here are a few shots:

It is on Adventurers and Explores and is fully complete. I don't know how much it is worth - could be 10p, could be £100. I don't do this for profit, I do it because I believe ANYTHING historical has the importance to be valued or saved (and obviously also because I'm a HUGE geek - and bloody proud of it too!)

Finally I'm also including the loose collectable cards above - there's some tropical birds, lots of royality ones and even the Beatles! These are fantastic to use in your crafts, especially collage - check out my flickr or the last section of my found projects video if you want some ideas on how you can use them.

So to enter the giveaway you must first be a follower and then just leave me a comment letting me know you wish to be entered. I'll draw the winner on the first day of my challenges, November 1st. Many thanks and lots of love, Jennibellie xx


  1. I just discovered your videos and then your blog. I am enjoying them a lot! Thanks so much, I absolutely love your journals! Can't wait to see what you do next. Please enter me for this giveaway:)

  2. Jennibelle!
    What a cool giveaway! I am definitely a follower! Please add me to your drawing.
    Have a great weekend too!

  3. Oh, I was wondering if there was an artsy equivalent of NaNo. I think it's awesome that you're doing both! I'm hoping to at least do NaNo this year, since this would be my fourth time. :)

    I may try to make art every day. It depends on how good I am at time management.

  4. Your blog is inspiring.
    I'm making my first recycled journal after seeing your video.

    Please enter me for your giveaway.

  5. what a great give away! please count me in! i hope you find lots of time to journal!

  6. Woot! I just started to follow! I'm a huge zine fan! Count me in!

  7. ooh definitely enter me into the competition! I've just recently started following and I admire your work - and your determination. I hope you manage everything you signed up for! :)

  8. I am following your blog.
    Thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway. I love vintage items and The Beatles so I would love to win.


  9. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect - this ephemera looks amazing!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  10. I'm a follower on blogger.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Sounds like a fun challenge. I am thinking of doing it as well. Good luck!

    following now. eveyinorbit at gmail dot com

  12. I think it's a great giveaway!!! I follow you snce now.. Thanks for teh chance!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  13. Following via gfc and would love to win - thanks
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  14. I follow your blog via GFC..Please do enter me in your fab giveaway! Thanks!

  15. I follow via GFC, as deb_oro
    Please, enter me!!
    I'd be so happy to be the winner of this!!


  16. followed you via gfc. I'd love to win this!!

  17. Wow! Lovely stash! Am dreaming what i could make with it already! Of course sometimes I get stumped because I can't bear to tear it up! Patsy from

  18. I love your journals thanks for the inspiration. I was already a follower on youtube but have now discovered your blog!
    Love to be part of the giveaway!
    hugs Alyson x

  19. Gorgeous stuff -- bursting with inspiration!
    I'm a new follower, too :)

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  20. Not sure which I found first (or how), your etsy shop or your blog, but one led to the other and today I viewed a few of your videos. I love what you are doing and commend you on your efforts and talent. I just signed up to follow you and am looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous journals. Congrats on your 100 (+) followers.

  21. *Just* discovered your blog. Please enter me for your giveway. Thanks!

  22. Hello my fabulous generous of you and such beautiful sharings! Wow!
    I am a follower already! HUgs and sparkles..thanks for these generous giveaways!

  23. lovely! i love zines.
    i'm pumped i found your blog via a #crafts tag on tumblr.

  24. I want to join :) Following you as meki :)


  25. Halloween 8:32pm Central Daylight Time - Canada

    Hi! I just stumbled upon your site tonite in time to be added for the giveaway -- just in time I hope!

    I worked in the Aviation Industry for 22 years and also love vintage ephemera.

    Please enter me in the contest/giveaway.


    I found your site while googling for dos a dos book tutorials :)

  26. Awesome giveaway. I follow with GFC as A. Tolar. Thanks for the chance.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  27. I'm a follower and I would love to have an entry :)


  28. Hi Jenni-I have a do I get your book,ummmm the one with how to draw the girls and stuff...I have been trying for a bit now and can't seem to get it???


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